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Hiromu Takahashi off this week's NJPW shows due to shoulder injury


Hiromu Takahashi is off upcoming NJPW events due to a shoulder injury.

NJPW posted on their website tonight that their medical staff has determined that Takahashi has suffered an injury to his left shoulder. As a result, Takahashi is off tomorrow morning’s card in Shizuoka and the July 31 card at Korakuen Hall.

Despite the injury, NJPW wrote in their statement that they are still expecting Takahashi to return for his scheduled IWGP Jr. title match against Taiji Ishimori. That match is scheduled to take place at Summer Struggle in Jingu on August 29.

A six-man tag match pitting  Hiromu Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito, and BUSHI against EVIL, Dick Togo, and Taiji Ishimori was scheduled to take place both on July 29 and July 30. Both matches have now been changed into a tag team match, with Natio & BUSHI taking on EVIL & Ishimori.

Takahashi last wrestled on July 27, teaming with Tetsuya Naito & SANADA in a losing effort against Bullet Club’s EVIL, Taiji Ishimori, and Dick Togo.